Dunya Ramicova

Costume Designer

A native of the former Czechoslovakia, the designer has created costumes for the Metropolitan Opera (world premieres of Philip Glass’s The Voyage and Tobias Picker’s An American Tragedy, Verdi’s I Lombardi alla prima crociata, company premiere), San Francisco Opera (John Adams’s Doctor Atomic, world premiere), Seattle Opera, London’s Royal Opera, and the Glyndebourne and Salzburg festivals. She has also designed for the Guthrie Theater, Lincoln Center, Public Theater, Mark Taper Forum, Goodman Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, and many others. Her longtime collaboration with Peter Sellars includes all of Ramicova’s Lyric productions, as well as the premieres of John Adams’s El Niño, Nixon in China, and The Death of Klinghoffer, Tan Dun’s The Peony Pavilion, and Olivier Messiaen’s St. François d’Assise. Ramicova, who has taught costume design and related subjects at Yale, Harvard, USC/Santa Barbara and Los Angeles, is a founding faculty member of the University of California campus in Merced. Dunya Ramicova is supported by the Richard P. and Susan Kiphart Costume Designer Endowed Chair.

Previously at Lyric: Luisa Miller (2019|20); Doctor Atomic (2007/08); Tannhäuser (1988/89); The Mikado (1983).

Last updated: October 12, 2019